Amanda Christovich USA TODAY Sports Published 7:55 p.m. UTC Jul 15, 2018 Conor McGregor rarely goes long without embroiling himself in controversy. The MMA fighter and boxer called Russian president Vladimir Putin "one of the greatest leaders of our time" in an Instagram post about attending Sunday's World Cup final. According to the post's caption, Putin gave McGregor a personal invitation to attend the final. The post also contained two photos of the pair posing together and conversing with a soccer game on a television in the background. "Today I was invited to the World Cup final as a guest of Russian President Vladimir Putin. McGregor's post sparked controversy on Twitter, where McGregor also posted the Instagram photos and captions. One twitter user wrote that McGregor "doesn't know the definition of (sic) world leader." One of the top comments on the post, by Twitter user Shawn Coss, read, "You may be my favorite fighter of … [Read more...] about Conor McGregor calls Vladimir Putin ‘one of the greatest leaders of our time’ at World Cup
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SUPERMAN has been voted the greatest superhero movie of all time by Brits. The classic 1978 flick starred Christopher Reeve as the man of steel and featured Gene Hackman as the villainous Lex Luthor, alongside the legendary Marlon Brando as Superman's dad, Jor-El. It was a massive success upon its release bringing in $300 (£224)million at the box office and spawning several sequels. Second spot was secured by The Dark Knight which featured Christian Bale as Batman and an Oscar-winning performance from the late Heath Ledger as the Joker. Relative newcomer, Deadpool came third in the poll, while Tim Burton’s take on Batman came fourth and Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man, fifth. The research of 1,000 UK adults was commissioned by Virgin Media to celebrate the launch of its new TV ad featuring Usain Bolt as Super Bolt. The poll also found four in 10 Brits wish they were a superhero – that’s in excess of 26 million people. Jeff Dodds, managing director of consumer at … [Read more...] about Superman pips The Dark Knight to be voted the greatest superhero movie of all time
Tyson Fury proclaimed himself “the greatest heavyweight of all time” and is making a beeline for Anthony Joshua and Deontay Wilder in an effort to become top dog in the division once again. Fury established himself as the number one in boxing’s blue riband weight class in November 2015 when he wrenched the WBA, IBF and WBO crowns from the long-reigning Wladimir Klitschko in a stunning upset.Well-publicised personal issues and an anti-doping case have kept Fury out of the ring since then but he resumes his professional career next Saturday against little-known Albanian Sefer Seferi at the Manchester Arena.The 29-year-old (25-0, 18KOs) remains the lineal heavyweight champion although Joshua has risen to prominence in his British rival’s absence and holds his old belts while Wilder is the WBC titlist.Fury, though, is supremely confident in his own abilities to the extent that he believes there is no man alive who is able to defeat him, and that he can handle Joshua … [Read more...] about BOXING: Tyson Fury sure he is the ‘greatest heavyweight of all time’
0 Comments Tyson Fury labels himself ‘greatest heavyweight of all time’ ahead of comeback BelfastTelegraph.co.uk Tyson Fury proclaimed himself “the greatest heavyweight of all time” and is making a beeline for Anthony Joshua and Deontay Wilder in an effort to become top dog in the division once again. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/sport/boxing/tyson-fury-labels-himself-greatest-heavyweight-of-all-time-ahead-of-comeback-36971926.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/sport/boxing/article36971921.ece/3dca7/AUTOCROP/h342/bpanews_7c65de56-35e3-41f5-880e-127e7eff0531_1 Email Tyson Fury proclaimed himself “the greatest heavyweight of all time” and is making a beeline for Anthony Joshua and Deontay Wilder in an effort to become top dog in the division once again. Fury established himself as the number one in boxing’s blue riband weight class in November 2015 when he wrenched the WBA, IBF and WBO crowns from the long-reigning Wladimir … [Read more...] about Tyson Fury labels himself ‘greatest heavyweight of all time’ ahead of comeback
Tony Bellew admits only a huge opportunity will get him “out of bed” to fight again. In the aftermath of his remarkable victory over David Haye, Bellew said: “It will take something very, very big to draw me out of that bed. “My next decision will not be made with David Haye or boxing in mind, the next decision will be made with me and my family. “I can’t tell you, ‘Yes I am going to retire’, I can’t tell you, ‘Yes I’m going to fight again’. The true fact is I don’t know. “I am going to take time. I know what my coach wants, he wants me to stop because it is the perfect time to do it.” Bellew’s trainer Dave Coldwell insists the fighter has nothing left to prove. “He has achieved everything that needs to be achieved,” he said. “His dream was to fight for a world title at Goodison Park and become world champion. Read More Bellew v Haye “We achieved that and this (Haye … [Read more...] about Where does Tony Bellew rank in list of Liverpool’s greatest boxers?